The Tofana-Freccia nel Cielo slopes: vertiginous slopes and views of the Dolomites
From the Olympic slope to the steepest black slope in Cortina d’Ampezzo: in the Tofana-Freccia nel Cielo ski area, modern ski lifts, artificially snow-covered slopes and others completely covered with wonderful natural snow. From the rocky cliffs high up in the mountains to the valley, the high technical level and quality of the black, red and blue pistes, which are also suitable for families, are the hallmark of the ski runs that are historically famous for being among the first in Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL) – Quality, high technical level and panoramic views of the Dolomites: the slopes of the Tofana – Freccia nel Cielo area are an excellent training ground for ski lovers. Always protagonists of important and spectacular slalom races, historical and legendary loved by the alpine ski world champions, they run along the slopes of Tofana di Mezzo among the rocks up to the centre of Cortina and are served by a complex of modern and avant-garde ski lifts. Forcella Rossa, Bus Di Tofana, Druscié A and B, are just some of the best-known runs in this white paradise, where snow, services and gourmet stops ensure a pleasant skiing experience suitable for everyone, from families to lovers of the most daring black runs.
From the centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo, Tofana – Freccia nel Cielo allows you to reach an altitude of 2,475 m in about 15 minutes: we are in the Ra Valles area, where a new four-seater with automatic coupling has speeded up the ascent to ski between 2,746 and 2,100 m on natural snow. This area is also suitable for families, thanks to panoramic and easy slopes such as Cacciatori (blue), served by the chairlift of the same name, Pian Ra Valles with its variants (blue), Canalini (red) and Bus Tofana (red), served by the new chairlift, while the Capanna Ra Valles Refuge offers an excellent reference point for relaxation and refreshment. It is precisely from Bus Tofana that the longest ski run in Cortina d’Ampezzo can be made, with a difference in altitude of 1,529 m and a length of 7. 820 m, thanks to the connection with one of the most popular black runs in the Ampezzo panorama – one of the favourites of the champion Kristian Ghedina: Forcella Rossa, a track for expert skiers characterised by three very long walls and a high gradient that reaches 72%; it is the stage for the “All black – virtuosos of Forcella Rossa” who compete every season to ski it as many times as possible. Descending in altitude, in the Col Druscié area, the excitement of the Olympic and World Cup competitions resounds: reachable in a very short time from the centre of Cortina with the new Tofana-Freccia nel Cielo cableway, this panoramic terrace is the starting point of Col Druscié A, a slope used for the special slaloms also for the 2021 World Championships and the heart of the 1956 Olympics which hosted the legendary exploits of Tony Sailer. A black slope with a maximum gradient of 52%, characterised by a very technical wall, and with a renewed and modern snowmaking system, extended in view of the 2021 World Championships. Next to it, the Col Druscié B is a blue slope that creeps gently into the woods, with a new revised and improved track, where the athletes who took part in the World Championships trained. From the intermediate station of the cableway, moreover, the Sties starts, allowing you to descend to Cortina. At Col Druscié the combination of sport, fun and relaxation is also enriched by a gourmet food and wine offer, between the Masi Wine Bar Al Druscié and the Ristorante Col Druscié 1778: a chalet in perfect Ampezzo style that meets the contemporary format of a Wine Bar, where you can relax for an aperitif or enjoy a lunch full of taste and tradition.
From the Tofana – Freccia nel Cielo ski area, starting from the centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo, it is possible to connect with the other Tofana lifts, the 5 Torri area, and reach the top of Lagazuoi, thanks to the new Cortina Skyline panoramic cableway, which also guarantees a new connection with the Sellaronda. An increasingly innovative and avant-garde skiing scene, of which Col Druscié and Ra Valles represent a point of reference for lovers of the discipline.